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Old 10th November 2007
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This is not gon`a be a performance project thread, neither this will be a restoration.

It`s more to document the work that has been done to the car as a maintenance and some upgrade; to show my DIY efforts and to share experience.

The car:
c900 lpt (curently upgraded to fpt with APC)
MY 1993 (produced end of 1992)
scarabee green with tan leather interior
factory fitted IC (untipical and strange for a lpt car)
factory fitted airflow kit and whaletale
current odometer reading 220 000 kms

Mods up to date:
installed full APC system
installed CC
new headliner
KONI red shock absorbers
boost gauge

DIY maintenance:
brake pads
ball joint
outer CV joint etc.

Goals:
nothing really - just to keep the car roadworthy, drivable and enjoyable

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p.s. I got saabs (c900) into my mind ong before I got my licence 10 years back. I bought my first c900 (8v i) some 3 years back without having any idea of what engines are available (so it happened to be 8v i) and felt that turbo car should be mine some day. The day came and I was lucky to find this c900 lpt with rare airflow kit and whaletale.
Greater part of knowledge to work on my car, to understand it I have got from this site as well as Mr.Bentley ...

So, here I go with this thread ...
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Man I love the As$ on your C900! It looks really squared and boxy, what exhaust (tip?) have you got there?
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Man I love the As$ on your C900! It looks really squared and boxy, what exhaust (tip?) have you got there?
Thank`s, it`s just a standard round tip over the original lpt exhaust (shortened some 5 cm and rounded). Looks fine to me ...
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ooooooooo very nice!
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Just above where the exhaust manifold on the inner fenderwell, above the stock battery location? What's that red thing? Some sort of cruise control vacuum pump thing?
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Just above where the exhaust manifold on the inner fenderwell, above the stock battery location? What's that red thing? Some sort of cruise control vacuum pump thing?

nope ... it`s just the horn for an alarm that`s been fitted by the dealer. Haven`t heard it working but looks impressive ...
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what do her insides look like?
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not the best pics but still ...



headrests from 9000



DIY renovated headliner, almost perfect match to the factory finish:



one more engine shot before APC-ing the car:

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How to correctly repair broken airflow/carlsson bumper - I mean what technology? Somebody crashed lightly in the corner of rear bumper and made a tear at the horisontal upper part of bumper ...
I believe it`s poliuretane ... do I tray to "weld" with soldering iron or just leave the original material untouched and just glue some material behind the tear ???
Is it OK to drive around with teared bumper untill I fix it ... or it may go further?

p.s. waht approximate weight of 16v n/a motor/gearbox assembly - ~ 200 kg or so?

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not the best pics but still ...



headrests from 9000



DIY renovated headliner, almost perfect match to the factory finish:



one more engine shot before APC-ing the car:

whoa whoa whoa! Stop the press!

That is one nice clean interior! May I please sit on your leather some day?
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Nice interior! CD plates, Bruxelles, uh oh
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I`ve heard advice to use leather care intended for horse saddles ... I`ve tempte to try it out in order to soften up my tan leather ...
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I`ve heard advice to use leather care intended for horse saddles ... I`ve tempte to try it out in order to soften up my tan leather ...
The Glyptone stuff that PfS sell has softened the buffalo grey leather in mine up nicely. They were quite "cardboardy", but a couple of good thick coats and they're definitely much better.
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I`ve used several times leather conditioner from a parts store. It`s better but needs more. Basically it`s because of non-use as the passenger seat is much harder than driver`s ... might try Gliptone as well, thank`s!
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I`ve used several times leather conditioner from a parts store. It`s better but needs more. Basically it`s because of non-use as the passenger seat is much harder than driver`s ... might try Gliptone as well, thank`s!
I was thinking about this after posting the previous, whilst loading some stuff into the boot - I did the rear headrests a week or two ago. They were *awful*, cooked through the rear window. They're a million times better after just one thick coat, and now feel "savable"...

Of course, _any_ decent leather conditioner would probably have done a similar job, I've never done a comparative test of any kind...
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I am willing to do a knock-light.
Already wired into pin19 of the APC box but don`t seem to get any signal even when I tap on the knock sensor and slenoid valve chatter.
There is small volatge at the pin19 which appears not from taping the sensor but as I just am getting close with the metal extension bar from my tool set ...
It doesn`t fire the small kind of bulb that is in the instrument cluster (brake warning light, srs etc.)
Is it so that knock signal from APC is so weak that it just can`t fire the bulb?
Do I absolutely need a LED for this to be visible?
I`m willing to use EXT warning light in the cluster and therefore have wired that light into the pin19 ... but it doesn`t work ...

Any suggestions?
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nope... not enough voltage for a regular bulb....


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it`s been long time.
So, new stuff is coming ...





Just need to figure out fitting options (might go 3M dual lock - thank`s Orca)

SS short-shifter also should be on it`s way (although I do have DIY version of it already).
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Louvre attached. Looks really nice ...
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It really is a sweet car! Nice one
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